Category: English Islamic Books

Husband and the Right of Divorce [ALL INDIA MPL BOARD] By Shaykh Ateeq Ahmad Bastawi


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Virtues and Details of Qurbani By Shaykh Muhammad Ilyas Ghuman


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The Sunnah of the Musallah (Eidgah) By Sheikhul Hadith Moulana Fazlur Rahman Saheb Azmi


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The sunnah of the Musallah (Eidgah)   In order to complement the various efforts that are taking place to revive the sunnah, the “Academy for the Revival of the Sunnah” was established . This booklet by Hazrat Moulana Fazlur Rahman Saheb, is the fifth in it’s series . Hazrat moulana, by nature, delves into the depths of any subject he tackles. Hence this book also deals with all the various aspects relevent to the musallah (Eidgah).   This booklet was originally a fatwa to a detailed question. The original Fatwa (the contents of which are the same as this booklet, except that additional information has also been included here ) was certified correct by Hazrat Mufti Saeed Palanpuri – Ustaad of Hadith Darul Uloom Deoband. With regards to the fatwa he writes “Hazrat Moulana Fazlur Rahman saheb’s Fatwa is extremly well researched and absolutely correct… .”. Author: Hazrat Moulana Fazlur Rahman Saheb

An Easy Guide to Hajj By Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Nomani and Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi


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Presently there are so many books in the Urdu language on the subject of hajj and ziyārat that it is impossible for the most knowledgeable person in this field to know their exact number. However, this book – How should you perform hajj?1 – is, by the grace of Allāh ta‛ālā, still unique and unparalleled in the sense that it acts as a complete guide for the performance of hajj and ziyārat and the rites which are attached to both, and also creates a special pain, pining, ecstasy and yearning in the heart – all of which is the essence and soul of hajj.
Those who carried this book with them for performing hajj generally perceive and are of the view that if pilgrims take this book with them and study it on their journey, they will feel as if a special servant of Allāh ta‛ālā is holding them by the hand and making them to perform a loving and prescribed hajj, and guiding them internally and externally, physically and spiritually.
1 This is the translation of the Urdu title. The present English title is “An Easy Hajj Guide” (translator)

We are incapable of expressing our gratitude to Allāh ta‛ālā for the acceptance which He conferred on this book. May He inspire us to give thanks to Him and to bless it with even more acceptance. Āmīn.
This book was first published in 1949 and was – by the grace of Allāh ta‛ālā – being printed continually. A revised edition was then published in 1980 in which several essential changes were made to it.
Now that travelling by sea has ended and this journey for hajj is undertaken by air, there was a need to make changes to those sections of the book which contained pieces of advice which were related to sea journeys. This new edition therefore contains such changes made by the publisher. The original book is the same as printed for the past fifty years. Thousands of Allāh’s servants took guidance from this book during those years. The author of the book, Maulānā Muhammad Manzūr Nu‛mānī rahimahullāh, had himself written in this regard at the time of the revised edition (of 1980). The reader will note this in the following pages.
It is our heartfelt desire for this book to reach the hands of all educated people who are going for hajj and that we are able to convey it to them. I therefore make a

sincere offer to those who are going for hajj but cannot afford to purchase it to write to us with a testimony from someone who is known to us. Allāh willing, we will present a copy to him without charge. He will not be indebted to us in any way. Instead we will be greatly indebted to him for having afforded us this opportunity.
There is an addendum towards the end of this new edition (2001). It contains a few essential facts, guidelines and useful points for the pilgrim. Allāh willing, it will be beneficial to you.
Finally, I request the pilgrim who is benefiting from this book on his hajj journey to include me and my family in his prayers. May Allāh ta‛ālā reward you.
Muhammad Hassān Nu‛mānī
Idārah al-Furqān
August 2001

A Sufi Study of Hadith By Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanvi (r.a)


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A Sufi Study of Hadith (Originally titled Haqiqa al-Tariqa min as-Sunna al-Aniqa) is a unique work of commentary on a selection of over three hundred authentic hadith. Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanawi, one of the subcontinent’s greatest spiritual leaders and an author of unequalled prolificacy, translates, interprets, and then comments on each hadith from the perspective of tasawwuf, whether to explain a fine point of theology, or to discourse on morality, etiquette, behaviour, or the customary practices of Sufis. In the pages of this volume, one encounters a side of Islam that is little known and less understood. For all seekers of the truth, and especially those keen to further their understanding of the teachings of the Prophet, upon him be peace ontasawwuf-related subjects, Maulana Thanawi’s work is truly invaluable.

Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo

Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanwi rahmatullahi alayh excelled in every branch of Islamic learning and was one of the Islamic world s most outstanding religious figures of recent times. Perhaps his most significant and enduring legacy is a renewed awareness, understanding and acceptance of authentic tasawwuf among the masses. Indeed, he is still remembered as Hakim-al-Ummah (Physician of the Ummah) due to his expertise in diagnosing spiritual ailments and dispensing the most efficacious cures.

In this book Mawlana Thanwi discusses numerous subtle and complex themes of tasawwuf derived from the ahadith of our beloved Messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. His erudite commentary demonstrates time and again how the principles oftasawwuf have their origins in the primary sources of Islam. Mawlana Thanwi s approach, like that of his illustriousmashai ikh, stresses the complete harmony between Shariah and tariqah and their interrelatedness.

Alhamdulillah, Mawlana Yusuf DeLorenzo s translation now gives English speaking Muslims access to this valuable work. Studying this book under the guidance of a qualified shaykh will increase the interested reader s understanding and appreciation of the treasury of hadith as well as the science of tasawwuf, and prove beneficial for the traveller on the path leading to Allah. – Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullah

This volume revives the tradition of the earliest Sufis, who related hadiths from the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in such core works as Qushayri s Risala, Makki s Qut al-Qulub, and Abu Nu aym s Hilya al-Awliya. Imam Junayd has said, The spiritual path is blocked shut, except to those who seek out the traces of the Chosen Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace); Say, This is my path: I summon to Allah upon entire insight, I and whoever wholeheartedly follows me [Qur an 12:108]. Thanawi s work is a treasury of valuable hadiths for anyone on the true path, and a guide to many of the traditions (adab) of Sufism in the South Asia of his day. The powerful and vigorous translation of Yusuf DeLorenzo brings to life in English a great many realities of the way of spiritual realities. – Nuh Ha Mim Keller

Provisions For The Seekers (Zad ut Talibeen) By Shaykh Ashiq Ilahi Madni (r.a)


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A Manual of Prophetic Hadiths with Commentary

A Translation & Commentary of Shaykh Ashiq Ilahi al-Bulandshehri’s Zad al-Talibin. Includes Arabic text.

Imam Nawawi wrote: “The science of hadith is the noblest means of
attaining closeness to the Lord of the Worlds.”

The Messenger of Allah (upon him be peace) was given exceptional oratorical skills. His words were eloquent, comprehensive, and simple, conveying libraries of wisdoms and truths. The Messenger (upon him be peace) himself said, “I have been sent with thejawami’ al-kalim” (Bukhari) that is, succinct language that expresses a multitude of meanings in few words.

Bookstores and libraries today are full of books of proverbs, coined by historical personages and political and religious leaders. But each of these pales in comparison to the eloquence of the Messenger of Allah (upon him be peace)and philosophers and sages seem nothing more than struggling students in the light of his divinely inspired wisdom.

This book is a collection 327 hadiths which the author, Shaykh Ashiq Ilahi al-Bulandshehri, compiled from ‘Allama Tabrizi’s renowned hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih. The book contains many jawami’al-kalim,as well as prophecies and other accounts and narratives.

The book is ultimately a compilation of hadiths meant to inspire the souls of today’s Muslims and give them a glimpse at the charisma of the Prophet Muhammad (upon him be peace)and a roadmap with which they can achieve closeness to their Lord.

This work is taught in many of the madrasas around the world as a first hadith work. Now it is available in this beautifully bound English edition with a commentary from the classical sources.

Ashraf’s Blessings of Marriage


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Ashraf’s Blessings of Marriage 

New 4th Hardback Edition of one of the most comprehensive,popular & Best-Selling Islamic guides on marriage in english  based upon the works of contemporary scholars/Researchers

  • Consequences & Harms of Adultery & the Binge Culture
  • When & How to Marry
  • Rights of Wife & Husband
  • Common Sexual Problems & Remedies
  • Importance of Family Relationships & Nikah; How to Avoid & Resolve Family Disputes
  • Guide for Middle-Aged Couples
  • Harms of Divorce
  • Pregnancy, Childbirth & Infant Care
  • Importance of First & Second Makatib in the correct upbringing of Muslim children

Based upon the teachings of Shaykh Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi, Shaykh Maseehullah Khan, Shaykh al-Hadith Ibrahim Palanpoori, Shaykh Taqi ‘Uthmani, Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi, etc